Mark Donahue Talks About His Bestselling Book "Answer Man"
by Shahbaz Ahmed
May 28, 2021
MARK DONAHUE HAS AN ESTABLISHED history of writing bestselling books, and this streak continues with Answer Man a phenomenal addition to the science fiction world. In this book he takes readers on a rollercoaster of a ride, in which earth speeding toward certain destruction, and a lone alien, and seven strangers hold the keys to saving the world as we know it.
People who are looking for “the read of the season” will want to pick up this brilliant book, which is loaded with adventure and intriguing characters. But be warned, once you pick it up you might not be able to put it down. Luckily there are four more books of Donahue’s already out with more to come.
Donahue took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about Answer Man, life and what he is doing next.
Answer Man certainly takes readers on quite the thrilling ride on so many levels. Did this story come purely out of your imagination?
Well, being an alien from a planet far, far away helped in crafting my story.
Writing is an evolutionary process for many authors, especially those who have written as many books as you have. What would you say is the most significant factor that has changed your writing over time?
Growing older helps. In my 20’s and 30’s I did not have the life experience to create the stories and characters I have over the last 10 years. Can’t say I’m a better writer, I just know more stuff to write about.
When you did the final read through for Answer Man, what was your favorite part and why?
As with any story, the ending puts a bow on a story. A weak ending makes for a weak book. I like my ending.
Do you feel that Answer Man is more of a summertime beach read or should it be savored after dinner with a whiskey?
Given it’s a relatively short book, I think you could drink more and eat less and still enjoy it.
How did you balance writing your story your way while giving readers what they want?
I don’t think most writers write books for readers. They write to tell their own story and hope a certain number of readers like what they wrote.
To find out more about Answer Man and Mark Donahue head over to Amazon.